• Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy

  • Di: Crispin Sartwell
  • Letto da: Lynn Redgrave
  • Durata: 2 ore e 39 min
  • 4,5 out of 5 stars (2 recensioni)

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Sintesi dell'editore

China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over 2,000 years.

The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

©1996 by Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products (P)1996 by Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Dusan
  • 02/11/2018

really nice and enjoyable

really nice, I wish they went more in depth with the info but overall was really well made

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Heny
  • 12/09/2010

Dont like the reader

The content is interesting but boy the readers are annoying. It kept changing readers in between and two of the reader have strong chinese accent. For audio book purpose, it is very hard to understand the accent unless you concentrate very hard.

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  • Generale
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  • Utente anonimo
  • 01/08/2021

A bad recording

I was very interested in the subject but the audio quality isn’t great because the mic peaks and glitches out often. Should re-record.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Eric Lund
  • 12/01/2022

worth multiple listens!

This covers both the historical importance of these great thinkers as well as their individual teachings and philosophies.

an excellent book worth multiple listenings.

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  • sebxl
  • 09/01/2022

OK for what it is, but...

The content of the book is OK for what it is, an overview of some aspects of Chinese philosophy.
But...

There are two major problems with the reading that are distracting and even offensive.

The first is that the narrator does not know how to pronounce Chinese names, which is problematic for listeners who do. Worse, she seems to over-emphasise the "foreignness" of certain words in a way that is perhaps meant to make it seems she knows these concepts and knows what she's talking about. It really backfires, and instead ends up feeling like a move towards other-ising the concepts and the cultures from which they come.

Even worse is the reading of the passages quoted from Chinese philosophy texts. A different reader is used for these sections, and he has a very thick accent that ends up making it feel like a parody. It reeks of a Fu Manchu type of representation, especially because it is such a contrast to the very British accent of the narrator. In the end, it just comes off as extremely patronising and even racist. It's awful to see that.

  • Generale
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  • Autumn and Sam
  • 16/12/2021

Wonderful start

This book is geared more towards exposing one to Easter Philosophy and spiritualism, which is good. That’s what I showed up for! I feel like the actual quoted texts from the subjects were too glib and lacked wholistic context, so needless to say the follow up reading list will be a long one. It does give you some of the wonderful highlighted insights and examples of the major schools of thought in Chinese culture. If you want to know more, here is a wonderful index.

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  • Leslie
  • 07/06/2021

A very good introduction

This work does a good job of explaining the origins of Chinese philosophy, which is based mainly on social norms and traditions more than a mythological belief system. It goes further to explain how Chinese philosophy has changed through several movements in history and how closely it related to Buddhism. I found it interesting how many of the teachings seem to parallel the teachings of Jesus. It makes one wonder how much Judaic thought was influenced by Eastern traditions.

  • Generale
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  • Cwaiter
  • 14/05/2021

Well done.

Lots of good info and context. Could of had slightly more enthusiasm in the delivery.

  • Generale
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  • Erin & Kyle
  • 24/04/2021

Great intro to the philosophies but

Is it really too much to get someone who can pronounce Chinese names to narrate?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01/11/2020

Very annoying Oriental Speakers

Lynn Redgrave did a nice job. But interspersed with her reading are oriental speakers many of which are hard to understand, made the book hard to complete

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  • J951L
  • 16/12/2017

Superficial but ok

Best as a basic introduction to some of the important thinkers. Don’t look here for more than a cursory review

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  • David
  • 13/06/2014

A decent enough overview.

Gives the basic ideas, but nothing I've not read before in basic introductory guides. Comical and unnecessary Chinese accents for the quotes. Not bad for a less than 3 hour introduction, but not mind blowing!

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  • Generale
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  • K
  • 13/06/2012

the pronounciation spoils the otherwise fantastic

comprehensive, learned and accesssible - but dreadful pronounciation of the chinese names! i guess lynn redgrave is trying to fake a chinese accent, which he is quite successful at, but his pronounciation of the chinese names betrays his non-chinese origin, hence we are left with a narrator who speaks neither proper chinese nor proper english. a real shame given that the script is actually very good

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